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  • 1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge

    Innovative Asian cuisine and a sizzling dance floor

    1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge

    Located in Philadelphia’s original Stetson Hat Company building, Raw exudes the hip charm of the Washington Square area.

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  • A Philly Pops Christmas

    More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season

    Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with the gorgeous sounds of the season during A Philly Pops Christmas.

    December 2-19, 2017 (select dates)
    Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, A Philly Pops Christmas is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.

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  • Alexander Inn

    A beautifully restored, meticulously decorated boutique hotel in Center City

    Alexander Inn

    Full of charm and recently renovated, the Alexander Inn is a 48-room boutique hotel in the heart of Philadelphia.

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  • Barbuzzo

    Crowd-pleasing pizzas and Mediterranean dishes on 13th Street

    Barbuzzo on 13th Street in Philadelphia's Midtown Village neighborhood.

    The Mediterranean-inspired Barbuzzo from Marcy Turney and Valerie Safran has helped transform 13th Street into a major destination since opening in 2010.

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  • Blendo

    Blendo

    Trend-setting begins here on Antique Row

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  • Brauhaus Schmitz

    South Street’s bustling German beer hall

    The premier German beer bar in Philly packs in European soccer fans on the regular, but it’s also a top-notch restaurant, with modern German cooking from chef Jeremy Nolen.

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  • Capital Grille

    High-end steaks for high-end clientele

    The professionals of Philadelphia can be seen here— rewarding themselves after a long days work with one of Capital Grille’s famous steaks.

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  • Capogiro Gelato Artisans

    More than 25 delectable choices of gelato and sorbet will make it impossible to resist

    Capogiro

    Everyone is raving about the gelato at Capogiro, from Town and Country and Oprah’s O Magazine to Food and Wine and the New York Times.

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  • Day of The Dead Festival and Parade

    Celebrate Día de Muertos with South Street and The Magic Gardens

    The South Street neighborhood and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens team up to celebrate Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, with a parade and festival on Sunday, November 2.

    November 2
    The South Street neighborhood and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens team up to celebrate Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, with a parade and festival on Sunday, November 2.

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  • DoubleTree By Hilton Philadelphia Center City

    Stay right on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts

    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

    Featuring a four-story glass atrium and a star-studded location on the Avenue of the Arts, this Center City hotel is a favorite for corporate and social events.

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  • Duross & Langel

    Handmade soaps and beauty products in a colorful setting

    Colorful, handmade soaps at Duross & Langel

    Duross & Langel offers homemade, natural skin care and body products for the entire family.

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  • El Vez

    Stephen Starr’s dazzling Mexican outpost

    El Vez in Midtown Village

    Located on a hot corner in the burgeoning Midtown Village, El Vez, named after the Mexican Elvis, serves lunch and dinner. Try the margaritas.

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  • Franklin Flea

    A Philadelphia-centric market offering vintage and antique wares

    Franklin Flea recently returned for its 2014 season.

    July 11 – October 24
    The Philadelphia-centric Franklin Flea market supplies Philadelphia shoppers with its curated selection of vintage and antique wares throughout the year.

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  • Fratelli’s Italian Bistro

    Casual Italian dining in an upscale Center City setting

    Fratelli's Italian Bistro offers a casual Italian dining experience in an upscale setting in Center City Philadelphia.

    Fratelli’s Italian Bistro offers a casual Italian dining experience in an upscale setting in Center City Philadelphia.

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  • Garces Trading Company

    Neighborhood bistro from Chef Jose Garces in Washington Square West

    Garces Trading Company

    Situated in a large space in the Washington Square West neighborhood, Garces Trading Company — full-service bar and restaurant — highlights the Chef Jose Garces’ favorite foods from his travels to cafes throughout western Europe.

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  • Green Eggs Cafe – Midtown Village

    Eco-conscious fare with something for everyone

    Enjoy a hearty start to the day at Green Eggs Cafe in Midtown Village.

    Midtown Village is the home of the city’s third location of this popular breakfast, brunch and lunch spot.

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  • Halloween

    Rare, custom-designed jewelry sparkles at this Center City spot

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  • Holiday Inn Express Midtown

    A centrally located hotel in the heart of Center City

    Holiday Inn Express Midtown

    In addition to its prime location in Philadelphia’s happening Gayborhood, this crowd-pleasing hotel offers visitors a free breakfast buffet and free meals for kids. In nice weather, enjoy the outdoor pool or take advantage of the hotel’s prime location, just a short walk to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market and most of Philadelphia’s favorite historical sites.

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  • Hyatt at The Bellevue

    Located in the center of downtown Philadelphia

    Hyatt at The Bellevue

    Luxury abounds high atop this beloved Philadelphia landmark. The top seven floors of the historic Bellevue house large guestrooms full of stylish finishes and lush amenities.

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  • Indeblue

    Fresh, modern Indian cuisine in Midtown Village

    Chicken korma at Indeblue in Midtown Village.

    Located in Philadelphia’s popular Midtown Village neighborhood, Indeblue a plush bistro/bar serving freshly conceived modern Indian cuisine.

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  • Lantern Theater Company

    Contemporary dramatic works presented with a fresh, non-elitist flair

    The Lantern was created to serve a burgeoning theater-going population in Philadelphia with modern and classical works made accessible for a wider audience.

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  • Lolita

    Delicious, contemporary Mexican cuisine in Midtown Village

    Lolita brings the flavors of Mexico to Midtown Village.

    Lolita brings the flavors of Mexico to Midtown Village. Open since 2004, the restaurant recently underwent a renovation, reopening in 2014 with a new look, a liquor license and an updated, street-food-style menu.

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  • M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel

    Locally sourced American cuisine in a historic setting

    The outdoor courtyard at M Restaurant.

    Step through the wrought iron gates of the M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel in Center City and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to the south of France.

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  • Major

    1982 by Charles Fahlen

    Charles Fahlen's Major.

    A huge pile of children’s blocks? A monumental arch with a kid-sized opening? A stiff-backed figure resembling an old military man? However you see it, Charles Fahlen’s colorful concrete structure — all 53,000 pounds of it — is both playful and provocative.

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  • McGillin’s Old Ale House

    The oldest continuously operating pub in Philadelphia

    McGillin's Old Ale House

    For nearly 150 years, McGillin’s Old Ale House has been serving up cold beer, solid bar food and friendly service to its loyal patrons, who come in all types.

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  • Mercato

    A former market comes back to life

    Mercato BYOB

    Located in what used to be a neighborhood corner market, Mercato — which means “market” in Italian — expands on its namesake theme by emphasizing fresh, local ingredients in its contemporary Italian menu.

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  • Merriam Theater

    Broadway touring shows in Philadelphia’s Center City

    Merriam Theater

    The Merriam Theater keeps with the Broadway touring tradition by importing recent hits and long running musicals for runs of varying length in Philadelphia.

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  • Midtown Village Fall Festival

    Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street

    Celebrate on 13th Street during the Midtown Village Fall Festival.

    October 7, 2017
    Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events, featuring eight hours of tasty food, drinks, live entertainment, shopping and more.

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  • Mitchell and Ness

    Philadelphia’s oldest sports apparel company

    Mitchell & Ness' flagship store in Center City.

    Philadelphia-based Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. has developed a major following creating and selling authentic, vintage-inspired sports apparel for over 100 years.

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  • Mixto Restaurant

    Cuban, Latin and Carribean flavors collide

    Latin-American and Caribbean plates are the specialty at Mixto.

    Latin-American and Caribbean plates are the specialty at Mixto, a neighborhood favorite on Antique Row on Pine Street.

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  • Mr. Gay Philadelphia

    Frank Decaro hosts Mr. Gay Philadelphia

    On Saturday, April 18th, 2009, Bruce Yelk and Nightlifegay.com, present a star-studded group of LGBT celebrities for the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Mr. Gay contest at Pure Nightclub.

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  • Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant Bar Lounge

    Soul-satisfying southern cuisine on South Street

    Enjoy some of Philadelphia's best soul food — and a few cocktails — at Ms. Tootsie's.

    The charming bar and lounge restaurant has been a neighborhood favorite since opening in 2000. Its southern comfort cuisine has a built a reputation as being among the best in the city.

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  • Nomad Pizza

    An itinerant pizzeria puts down roots off of South Street

    Born of a food truck (which was born of a $10,000 wood oven used at home, embedded in a vintage REO Speedwagon), this simple, upscale pizzeria has a pies-first focus. Aficionados have fallen for Nomad’s airy Neapolitan-style pizzas, normally preceded by crisp salads, washed down by hoppy ales, and, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings, accompanied by free movies.

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  • Oktoberfest at Brauhaus Schmitz

    Beer, brats and a block party

    Brauhaus Schmitz is going all out for Oktoberfest with a week of German-inspired events all leading up to an incredible block party on South Street on Saturday, September 17.

    September 16, 2017
    Brauhaus Schmitz is going all out for Oktoberfest with a week of German-inspired events all leading up to an incredible block party on South Street.

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  • Pennsylvania Ballet

    More than 50 years of breathtaking performances

    Company Member Caralin Curcio in Jorma Elo’s Pulcinella.

    Captivating and inspiring, The Pennsylvania Ballet ranks as one of America’s foremost regional ballet companies. Each new season brings a combination of classical performances, world premieres and timeless traditions, including the beloved holiday performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

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  • Pennsylvania Hospital

    The nation’s first hospital was co-founded by Benjamin Franklin

    Pennsylvania Hospital

    The nation’s first hospital was co-founded by Benjamin Franklin

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  • Percy Street Barbecue

    Texas-style barbecue in the truest sense

    Percy Street Barbecue

    Serving a straightforward selection of slowly smoked meats and homey side dishes alongside craft beers and tasty cocktails, Percy Street is on its way to become the city’s top spot for barbecue.

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  • Philadelphia International
    Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

    A celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity

    The citywide Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2016 to showcase this city’s phenomenal performing and visual arts scene.

    April 8-23, 2016
    A large-scale fire-and-sand performance, a circus built on a foundation of yarn, a traveling symphony performed in water fountains and a sprawling street fair can only mean one thing: the return of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Art.

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  • Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Adolph and Rose Levis Sports Museum

    Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletes

    Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletes

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  • Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame

    More than 100 bronze plaques pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area

    Legendary Philly hip-hop group The Roots are just one of more than 100 artists featured on Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

    Take a walk down Broad Street and view over 100 bronze plaques that pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area.

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  • Philadelphia Outfest

    The world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival

    Outfest in Philadelphia

    October 8, 2017
    Outfest, the largest National Coming Out Day event in the nation, returns to celebrate Philadelphia’s LGBT history and LGBT community for its 27th year in 2017.

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  • Philadelphia Sketch Club

    Fostering creativity and visual arts since 1860

    America's oldest club for artists, the Philadelphia Sketch Club offers workshops in drawing, painting and printmaking.

    The oldest continuing artist organization in the country, the Philadelphia Sketch Club has served as a meeting place for the creators and supporters of art since 1860.

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  • Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Presenting premieres of major works by contemporary playwrights

    Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

    Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) courts “open-minded theatergoers” who are interested in new American dramas by modern playwrights.

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  • Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

    Artist Isaiah Zagar’s masterpiece on South Street

    Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens glisten with creativity, urban renaissance and a hint of madness.

    Covering an indoor and outdoor space equivalent to half a city block, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens glisten with creativity, urban renaissance and a hint of madness.

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  • PrideDay LGBT Parade and Festival

    Philadelphia’s annual walk of Gay Pride

    More than 10,000 people and 150 vendors come out for Pride Day LGBT Parade and Festival in June.

    June 16-18, 2017
    Held every year in June during Nation Gay Pride Month, the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival brings more than 25,000 participators to Philadelphia for a march down Broad Street and a party at Penn’s Landing.

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  • Ps and Qs

    Mind your apparel, guys

    At this new menswear boutique, heritage brands—Herschel Supply Co., Pendleton—share racks with trendy labels—Norse Projects, Warriors of Radness. Each piece has been thoroughly vetted to be on point, right down to the stripes on the Richer Poorer socks and the masculine scents of the rugged candles.

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  • Q Lounge

    Philly’s most sophisticated gay hangout

    Q Lounge

    q lounge is your place to find a martini-fabulous happy hour and the home of the style-set boys after dark.

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  • Rodeway Inn Center City

    Reasonably priced rooms in the heart of the city

    A guest room at the Rodeway Inn Center City

    Browse a wide variety of local shops, galleries and museums while staying at this conveniently located Midtown Village hotel. Rooms are simple and clean, perfect for budget-minded travelers looking for an excellent location.

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  • Rustic Music

    Vintage record and guitar shop near historic Antique Row

    A colorful sign along 13th Street beckons you into this time-honored shop

    Vintage record and guitar shop in historic Antique Row

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  • Sampan

    A modern Asian restaurant by Michael Schulson in Philadelphia’s Midtown Village

    Sampan

    Chef and charismatic television star Michael Schulson returns to Philadelphia with the opening of Sampan, a modern Asian restaurant where he serves the acclaimed cuisine that has made him one of the country’s highly sought-after culinary talents.

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  • Sbraga

    Modern American cuisine from Philly’s Top Chef

    Chef Kevin Sbraga

    Sbraga is a modern American restaurant located on Philadelphia’s lively Avenue of the Arts. Owner and Executive Chef Kevin Sbraga prepares inventive, seasonal fare with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients.

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  • Scarlet Fiorella

    Custom, homegrown spins on antique furniture

    Custom, homegrown spins on antique furniture

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  • Starman in the Ancient Garden

    1990 by Brower Hatcher

    The Starman in the Ancient Garden.

    This mysterious sculpture by Brower Hatcher makes you think about the changes in civilization from past to present to future.

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  • Talula’s Daily

    High quality on-the-go grub on Washington Square

    Grab fresh, local ingredients and tasty, on-the-go meals at Talula's Daily.

    Talula’s Daily is both a market and a cafe featuring coffee, sandwiches, salads and cheeses.

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  • Talula’s Garden

    The oasis that feels like the country

    Born of the famed Talula’s Table in Chester County, this farm-to-table oasis feels like the country right between city buildings.

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  • The Academy of Music

    The Grand Old Lady of Locust Street

    The Academy of Music

    The oldest known opera house continuously in use in the U.S., the Academy is home to the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet and “Broadway at the Academy,” a series of national productions.

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  • The Bike Stop

    The best leather bar to watch sports

    Leather and levis visitors, have no fear. The Bike Stop is for you.

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  • The Independent Hotel Philadelphia

    Boutique Midtown Village hotel for the independently minded traveler

    The Independent Hotel, a boutique hotel in Midtown Village

    With a location that will appeal to foodies, artists and shoppers alike and a setting inside a fully restored Georgian Revival building, this 24-room boutique hotel is flush with unique finishes and comforts that echo those found in a refined home.

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  • The Morris House Hotel

    A luxury boutique hotel in a national historic landmark

    The garden at the Morris House Hotel

    Combining the charm of a bed and breakfast with the service and attention to detail of top-tier hospitality, this boutique hotel built in 1787 is tucked away in Washington Square, one of the city’s most desirable and treasured neighborhoods.

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  • The Mummers Parade 2018

    Mummers strut down Broad Street, leaving behind a trail of glitter, feathers and fun

    New Year’s Day is about celebrating, and there’s no better place to fête than the Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade

    Sunday, January 1, 2018
    An annual tradition, the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade features more than 10,000 men and women dressed in colorfully lavish costumes as they twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut up one of the city’s main streets. An unforgettably wild ritual, the parade and subsequent performances are always entertaining.

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  • The Philadelphia Orchestra

    Hear why they are “The Fabulous Philadelphians”

    Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the orchestra.

    This is the place to hear Brahms, Mahler, Beethoven and Debussy polished to a sheen — and in a venue that gleams.

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  • The Shops at the Bellevue

    Luxury shopping on the Avenue of the Arts

     The Bellevue plays home to an impressive selection of luxury shops

    Luxury shopping along the Avenue of the Arts

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  • The Westbury

    A good welcome to the City of Brotherly Love

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  • The Wilma Theater

    Philadelphia’s most thought-provoking mid-size theater

    Outside the Wilma Theatre

    The Wilma is serious about theater as art. Think poetic vision. Think metaphor. Think philosophical interpretation of contemporary life.

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  • Tria – Wine Beer & Cheese Café

    Dedication to fermentation

    Tria in Washington Square West

    What’s your addiction: fine wine, artisan cheese or craft beer?

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  • Valanni Social

    Stellar food and drink just off the Avenue of the Arts

    Fancy drinks in a stylish setting are just the beginning at Valanni Social.

    Fancy drinks in a stylish setting are just the beginning at Medi-Latin eatery Valanni Social, which boasts one of the best late-night snacks in town — a feast of roasted feta, Greek olives, hummus and pita, spicy pulled-chicken empanadas and grilled adobo beef kebobs.

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  • Varga Bar

    Washington Square West’s newest late-night hangout

    Varga Bar

    Varga is a neighborhood pub in the truest sense, serving all-American comfort foods, American cheeses and more than 20 hard-to-find, American-made craft beers.

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  • Vetri

    One of the nation’s most acclaimed Italian restaurants

    Marc Vetri is one of the nation's most respected chefs.

    Star chef Marc Vetri’s titular restaurant is considered one of America’s finest Italian restaurants. If you find yourself at a table here, consider yourself very lucky.

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  • Volvér

    A theatrical dining experience by Chef Jose Garces at the Kimmel Center

    Two different ever-evolving tasting menus highlight seasonal and local ingredients.

    Based on Jose Garces’ world travels, Volvér offers two distinct experiences for diners: a sparkling wine, caviar and small plates experience in the stylized bar and a decadent multi-course chef’s tastings in the intimate dining room.

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  • Voyeur

    The Gayborhood’s after-hours spot

    An after-hours club in the heart of the Gayborhood, Voyeur showcases well-known DJs from around the country during events for gay guys and gals.

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  • Walnut Street Theatre

    America’s oldest theater

    The Walnut Street Theatre

    With its centuries-old bricks attractively exposed in places, you can actually touch the theater’s history.

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  • Walnut Street Theatre Independence Theatre on 3

    Intimate variety theater, revues and plays

    Outside the Walnut Street Theatre

    These theaters are the venues for many smaller and emerging companies in the area and, thus, a place to sample fresh work.

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  • Washington Square

    A leafy retreat with tree-shaded benches, located steps from Independence Hall

    Washington Square is one of William Penn's original five squares set aside to establish parks for the public.

    Washington Square is one of William Penn’s original five squares set aside to establish parks for the public.

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  • Woody’s

    Philadelphia’s classic gay bar

    Woody's

    Named one of the “50 Greatest Gay Bars in the World” by Out Magazine

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  • XIX (Nineteen)

    An American brasserie with a sensational view of the city

    XIX (Nineteen) at the Bellevue

    A postcard of Philadelphia won’t even begin to rival the view of the city skyline boasted by XIX, the restaurant on the nineteenth floor of the Hyatt at the Bellevue

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  • Zavino Pizzeria and Wine Bar

    Enjoy a glass of wine with your pizza in Midtown Village

    Zavino

    Zavino is a delicious pizzeria and wine bar located at the epicenter of the city’s trendy Midtown Village neighborhood. The restaurant features a seasonal menu, classic cocktails, an approachable selection of wine and beer and the some of the best late-night menu offerings in the area.

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